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Butt Implants vs. BBL: The Real Difference

When your backside falls flat, turn to plastic surgery. Procedures like the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and butt implants are popular options for adding shape and volume to the buttocks.

Which procedure is best for creating a full and rounded backside: BBL or butt implants? L.A.’s Butt King (aka Dr. Ryan Stanton) breaks down these two popular procedures to help you find the right fit.

What Is a BBL?

A BBL or Brazilian butt lift is a type of fat grafting procedure. The buttocks are augmented and shaped using fat from other areas of the body. The procedure begins with liposuction to remove fat from the abdomen, waist, or thighs. This fat is cleaned, concentrated, and placed into syringes. Finally, the prepared fat is injected into the buttocks.

The goal of a fat transfer is for the transferred fat to establish a blood supply and integrate into existing tissue. Some plastic surgeons pair fat transfer with implants to create a more dramatic result.

What Are Butt Implants?

Butt implants are semi-solid silicone implants that are placed into the buttocks. These implants shape and contour the butt, creating a full, lifted, and rounded appearance.

Butt implants come in many different sizes, allowing your surgeon to customize your results. Dr. Stanton uses his patented and FDA-approved Stanton Anatomic Butt Implants, a specialized type of butt implant created by Dr. Stanton after years of research and testing.

Butt implants are long-lasting and durable. Once in place, implants look and feel very similar to natural tissue.

Butt Implants Are Better Than BBL: Here’s Why

When it comes to butt implants vs BBL, there’s really no comparison. For most of our patients, butt implants are a better option than a Brazilian butt lift.

Here’s why Dr. Stanton consistently chooses implants over BBL for buttocks enhancement.

  • There are some serious risks associated with BBL surgery including fat embolism, painful necrotic cysts, asymmetry, and high rates of death. When butt implants are placed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, many of the safety risks of BBL are eliminated.
  • Buttocks implants produce a more consistent, predictable result than fat transfer. Dr. Stanton can tell you what you’ll look like after surgery during your consultation, then reliably produce that result in the operating room. With BBL, it can be hard to predict results due to fat loss after surgery.
  • Most butt augmentation patients want a dramatic result. Implants can quickly create dramatic volume and a full rounded shape for your backside.
  • Butt implants are permanent and will continue to shape and augment your buttocks indefinitely. BBL results often look great initially, but quickly fade as up to 80% of the transferred fat is lost during the first year.

Augment Your Buttocks with Dr. Stanton

Dr. Ryan Stanton is one of the foremost experts in buttocks augmentation in the U.S. Each week, Dr. Stanton meets with women from around the world who want to enhance their shape and create fuller buttocks. Many of these patients have already had BBL surgery with disappointing results.

If you’re considering buttocks augmentation, start your journey with Dr. Stanton. He consistently produces dramatic results from butt augmentation and knows how to use implants to create dramatic curves safely. Call Dr. Stanton’s office at (310) 278-0077 to schedule a consultation. Contact us today.